Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Masculine cards!

Hi folks

Today I'm sharing a few recent makes for two of the special men in my life. I often struggle with ideas for masculine cards (female cards are much easier) so I'm pleased with these.

The first is the birthday card I made for my lovely Dad, who celebrated his birthday earlier in the month. The card was inspired by some I found on Pinterest and uses the Tailored Tag Punch to create a background. I thought it worked perfectly with the Wood Textures DSP.  The Large Letters Framelits make it easy to add the word DAD to the card on a banner stamped with the Hardwood stamp. The sentiment is from the stamp set included in the Soft Sayings Card Kit and is heat embossed with clear emboss powder.
I made the next two cards for my Dad and Father-in-law for Father's day using crumb cake, very vanilla and early espresso card stock. I think the colours work really well with the copper foil to add that special touch..
I had to think outside the box for the dad and step dad! I use letters from the "celebrate" die. I'm rather chuffed with the way they turned out.
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Sunday, 17 June 2018

Bella & Friends is such a cute stamp set


It's the weekend again - whoop whoop!

I had my monthly classes this week (Thursday evening and Saturday morning) and I failed to take any photo's during but managed to take this one of the aftermath on Thursday. My kitchen looked like a bomb had gone off but it was worth it. I love playing with ink, card and glitter and get such joy sharing that love with others.
I'm blessed to have wonderful friends who come back every month to make cards and have creative fun. This month I got a little carried away and incorporated too many different techniques but they all did really well.

This is one of the card we made using the lovely Bella & Friends stamp set (my friend Christine leant it to me - I've been meaning to buy it and now I must have it in my stash).
The above sample (for class) is a top folding Daffodil Delight card base (basically a sheet of A4 cut @ 10.5 x 29.7cm and scored @ 14.4cm), Basic Black (cut @ 7.5cm x 10.5cm) and Whisper White (cut @7cm x 10cm) for the front and another (cut @ 10cm x 14.4cm) for the inside. The images (so cute) and sentiment are stamped with Memento Black ink. To create the background, I stamped the images again on a post-it note and cut out the balloon, Bella and bird to create a mask. After adding the masks, I sponged Pool Party ink moving the cloud shape (made with the retired tree builder punch) from the top to the bottom until I was happy with the clouds. The images are coloured with Stampin' Write Markers and the panels added to the card.
I re-created the card using Cherry Cobbler for the base and Pacific Point for the background and love the way it looks.
I even stamped the little bird holding a heart on the inside. So adorable!
Here they are side by side. Which do you prefer? You can click on the video below. These cards are too cute and so quick to create. Do let me know what you think.
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As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C
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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Lots of Happy Card Kit

Hi friends!

Have you tried one of the Stampin' Up! All-inclusive card kits yet?

I am in LOVE with the all-inclusive Lots of Happy Card Kit as it is so easy to create beautiful cards for any occasion and you get to add colour with the included Watercolour Pencils.
Lots of Happy Card Kit
The kit makes 20 cards, 4 each of  5 designs, using the included Lots of Happy Stamp Set. Click on the video below from Stampin' Up! for full details.
It was rather relaxing colouring the pre-printed flower designs while sat in front of the TV. Any excuse to be crafting! Stampin' dimensionals are included in the kit and I also used multipurpose liquid glue.

You can even purchase a refill kit if you want to make more cards, which is great value! I used the easy to follow instructions but would like to make more using different colours so will use my Watercolour Pencils so will be ordering some soon.

If you’d like to purchase any of the items simply click on the links below or click here for a general browse through my Stampin' Up! on-line shop.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C

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